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Gatlin ‘shocked’ over doping allegations

Gatlin ‘shocked’ over doping allegations

World champion sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is “shocked and surprised” at doping allegations made against his coach and an agent. Athletics anti-doping officials have begun an investigation into what the president of the sport’s governing body called “serious allegations” about Dennis

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Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion gets doping ban

Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion gets doping ban

Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been suspended for four years for doping. The 32-year-old was found to have taken banned blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test in her home country. Sumgong, who also tested positive for a banned

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Woman sets world record for running marathon in high heels

Woman sets world record for running marathon in high heels

A retired professional ballroom dancer in Tennessee set a world record by running an entire marathon in high heels. Irene Sewell shared photos of herself following the Guinness World Record-breaking performance as she managed to complete the 26.2-mile race in

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Third Accra Marathon to take place October 7

Third Accra Marathon to take place October 7

With a purpose of bringing people together to express freedom, togetherness and passion through running in the vibrant landscape of a beautiful African Cit,y the Accra Marathon represents a continental drive to promote the Sustainable development Goal number 3, Good

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Africa to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Africa to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

The head of African athletics says the continent will bid to host the 2025 World Championships. Africa has never staged the biennial event, which started in 1983, despite being home to many world champions. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum says he believes

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Great Britain win shock 4x100m gold as Bolt pulls up injured

Great Britain win shock 4x100m gold as Bolt pulls up injured

Great Britain produced a sensational run in the final of the 4x100m relay to take gold as Usain Bolt pulled up injured. All the attention was on Bolt and the pressure was on following his failure to win the 100m

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World Championships: Makwala qualifies for final after running a lone 200m time trial

World Championships: Makwala qualifies for final after running a lone 200m time trial

The most extraordinary 48 hours in Isaac Makwala’s career continued on Wednesday night with the Botswanian being dramatically reinstated into the men’s 200m at these world championships – before running a solo time trial in 20.20sec to make the semi-finals,

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Usain Bolt’s legendary Olympic journey

Usain Bolt’s legendary Olympic journey

Usain Bolt has hung up his boots and is stepping off the track for good. Despite the loss, the Jamaican sprinter is the first person to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records Bolt, who retires after

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World Athletics Championships 2017: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in his last major 100m final

World Athletics Championships 2017: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in his last major 100m final

Usain Bolt was beaten in his last major championship appearance, with Justin Gatlin taking World Championship gold in 9.92 seconds. The 30-year-old Jamaican had been given a scare ahead of his last ever major championship appearance in an individual event,

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World Athletics Championship: $84,990 released for 9 Ghanaian Athletes

World Athletics Championship: $84,990 released for 9 Ghanaian Athletes

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has released an amount of $84,990 for the nine Ghanaian athletes set to represent the nation at the 2017 World Athletics Championship in London. Ghana will be represented by 4 individuals and 5 members for

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